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Infant Toddler Teacher -Echo

Company: Centro De La Familia
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Centro de la Familia -provides high-quality, comprehensive, early childhood development and education services to children and their families throughout Utah, Colorado, and Nevada. Our mission is to promote the educational success of children and families while fostering healthy and engaged communities.Sign on Bonus: This position is eligible to get a bonus of $2,000 after 60 days of employment.Location: This is a permanent position at our Grand Junction locations: Echo Canyon, Ute Canyon, Red Canyon and Gateway.OverviewUnder the supervision of the Education Specialist administers a program of early childhood education that is developmentally, linguistically & culturally appropriate; meets the individual & holistic needs of infants and toddlers; and works closely with parents and families to ensure they are intentionally included in the planning & execution of their child's education.Key areas of responsibilityClassroom Environment1. Manage all aspects of the classroom in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, Utah Child Care Licensing rules, developmentally appropriate practices, and early childhood education best practices.2. Provide direct supervision and be actively engaged with children at all times to ensure their safety and well-being. Provide clear behavioral expectations and use proper positive methods to prevent and redirect misbehavior.3. Plan a daily, individualized program to support and promote children's physical, social/emotional, cognitive, and language development using the assigned curriculum and the agency's School Readiness Plan in a culturally appropriate way.4. Collect child outcomes data on an ongoing basis, with formal assessment points occurring three times a year. Participate in ongoing monitoring through child file case reviews. Maintain timely and complete electronic data, records, and assessments for each child.5. Plan and implement appropriate learning activities for special needs children with IFSPs.6. Meet USDA and sanitation regulations during mealtimes and follow guidelines for family-style meal service. Maintain accurate classroom meal count and attendance records7. Understand and apply the principles embodied in the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) assessment tools.8. Establish a classroom where interactions are positive, warm, caring, and respectful of children.9. Follow the lead of the children by demonstrating an awareness of and responsiveness to children's emotional, physical, and educational needs; allowing and encouraging freedom of expression and movement; and encouraging children's responsibility and autonomy.10. Facilitate children's involvement in activities by providing a variety of materials, teaching through a variety of modalities, and managing the classroom to provide continual learning activities for the children.11. Use instructional discussions and activities to promote children's higher order thinking skills with a focus on understanding rather than rote memorization.12. Use language-stimulation and language-facilitation techniques during conversations with children. Be a good language model by using correct grammar, voice level, and clear speech.Parent & Family Involvement1. Conduct home visits and parent/teacher conferences in order to build relationships and include parents in the planning and execution of their child's individual curriculum.2. Collaborate with family service specialists to increase parent knowledge about child development and improve their child observation skills.3. Involve parents in the education process by using educational activities to extend children's learning into the home. Consider parent observations, knowledge, skills, talents, and interests in weekly planning.Professionalism1. Work with the Education Specialist to develop an ongoing professional development plan with a focus on knowledge and best practices in early childhood education.2. Accept supervision and follow through with recommendations made by supervisors and other advisors. Seek training and/or assistance to implement improvements when needed.3. Work as a team with other staff and entities to actively provide a collaborative environment focused on the success and well-being of the children.4. Adhere to work plans and agency policies and procedures.5. Fulfill other duties as requested.QualificationsCurrent CDA or AA/AS in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or a related field required. Current Infant/Toddler CDA with additional experience and training may be acceptable. Current CPR, First Aid, and Food Handler's permit required. Must be able to work with children with special needs and children with limited or no English. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. Physical requirements include extended periods of walking, standing, kneeling, and crouching; the ability to lift and/or move 50 pounds; the ability to sit on the floor, crawl, run, and perform other actions commonly associated with caring for infants and toddlers.Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Centro De La Familia, Grand Junction , Infant Toddler Teacher -Echo, Education / Teaching , Grand Junction, Colorado

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